ERASMUS at Kiel University
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ERASMUS is the successful EU's flagship education and training programme and has been funding cooperation among higher education institutions across Europe since 1987. It supports students, lecturers and university staff who want to go abroad.
ERASMUS+ is the programme generation 2014-2020 proposed by the European Commission for education, training, youth and sport. It is equipped with a budget of around 14.8 billion euros. About two million students benefit from Erasmus+ by 2020, including more than a quarter million from Germany. ERASMUS+ student mobility promotes study visits and internships abroad. The program line staff mobility promotes teaching assignments and stays abroad for training purposes. Special support is available for participants with disabilities and for students with children.
Student Mobility – Study Outgoings (SMS)
The exchange of students is based on bilateral agreements completed by teachers of different departments of Kiel University with partner institutions abroad. Currently there exist about 400 ERASMUS contracts at departmental level (with 210 partner institutions in Europe). Kiel University students can apply to their local departmental contact for a particular host university.
Info Session in English: 30th November, 4-6 pm, International Center
Application deadlines for ERASMUS+:
15th February, 2017 - main placement
1st June, 2017 - allocation of remaining places
ERASMUS Documents for Outgoings
Student Mobility – Study Incomings (SMS)
Information for ERASMUS exchange students who wish to study for one or two semesters at Kiel University can be found here.
Student Mobility – Internship Outgoings (SMT)
Erasmus+ internship supports study-related placements in enterprises or organizations in other European countries with a minimum duration of two months. The visits are promoted throughout the Programme countries. Further information is available here.
Staff Mobility – Teaching (STA)
Erasmus+ supports guest lectureships at European partner universities who hold a valid Erasmus Charter for universities (ECHE). Through their stay abroad guest lecturers are encouraged to strengthen the European dimension of their host university, to supplement their courses and to pass on their knowledge to students who do not want or cannot study abroad. Where possible, the development of joint study programmes of the partner universities as well as the exchange of teaching content and methods should play a role. Even employees from foreign companies and organizations can be invited for teaching purposes at German universities.
Staff Mobility – Training (STA)
Erasmus+ promotes education and training of university staff in Programme countries to strengthen internationalization. For further education and training purposes university staff of a German university with ECHE can be supported for a stay abroad. The receiving institution may be another university with ECHE or another institution based in a Programme country that operates in the labor market or in the fields of education, training or youth. Under this programme line university staff from all areas can be promoted.
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